Last Updated February 7, 2021 2/7/2021

12 Dreamy Beach House Rentals in Gulf Shores, Alabama

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Ah, the breathtaking Gulf of Mexico, with its teal-colored waters, and exciting waves. You’re probably thinking of Florida, but we’re actually talking about Gulf Shores, one of Alabama’s top travel destinations. Wildlife refuges, hiking trails, and an overall interesting habitat mean that travelers not only can immerse themselves in sunbathing and beach volleyball but nature as well. Restaurants, shopping, a fantastic pier – they’ve got it all. And what could be better than staying in one of these dreamy beach house rentals?

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Gorgeous Beach Cottage, 3 Minutes Walk to Beach Gorgeous Beach Cottage, 3 Minutes Walk to Beach
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Gorgeous Beach Cottage, 3 Minutes Walk to Beach

Gorgeous Beach Cottage, 3 Minutes Walk to Beach

Absolutely picture perfect from the inside out, this home has that beach exterior color and gorgeous wooden shutters. Inside flows perfectly, and everything feels brand new. Guests will have access to a pool and grilling area. So grab some local shrimp, and throw on some skewers.

Waterfront Home with Wrap-Around Porch, Fire Pit, & Private Beach Waterfront Home in Gulf Shores with Wrap-Around Porch, Fire Pit, & Private Beach
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Waterfront Home in Gulf Shores with Wrap-Around Porch, Fire Pit, & Private Beach

Waterfront Home with Wrap-Around Porch, Fire Pit, & Private Beach

One word comes to mind when first spotting this rental – fun! So many colors are used just in the exterior appearance, from its primary orange tone to the rainbow of chairs that sit underneath in the covered lounge space. Inside, all of the rooms have an electric hued design, whether it be the Tiki hut themed room, or something more subtly tropical.

Ya Mar Cottage with Private Beach Access, Pool & Lagoon Ya Mar Cottage-PRIVATE Beach Access, Pool, Lagoon
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Ya Mar Cottage-PRIVATE Beach Access, Pool, Lagoon

Ya Mar Cottage with Private Beach Access, Pool & Lagoon

You’ll have access to an outdoor pool, fishing dock and lagoon at this luxe rental. Enjoy your formal seafood dinner at that gorgeous dining table or simply have a lovely brunch on the patio. The rental is perfect for both kids and adults.

2-Bedroom Beach House with Pool New Listing! All-Suite Beach New-Build w/ Pool
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New Listing! All-Suite Beach New-Build w/ Pool

2-Bedroom Beach House with Pool

This beauty towers toward the sky and sleeps a family of six quite comfortably. Inside is totally sleek, with lantern style lighting, glistening bathrooms, and an open concept kitchen. While the Gulf waters are absolutely breathtaking, sometimes folks just want to take a dip in a pool. And here, you can do that.

4-Bedroom Beachfront Home Beautifully Updated 4BR Beachfront Home
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Beautifully Updated 4BR Beachfront Home

4-Bedroom Beachfront Home

Get ready to be blown away by the breathtaking living space! The kitchen and family room both flow together and are given an amazing focal point. A wall of windows basically brings the beach into the house. The wooden ceilings are gorgeous, and the skylights just enhance it all even further.

6-Bedroom Beach House with Pool Beach House - 6 BR - Pool
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Beach House - 6 BR - Pool

6-Bedroom Beach House with Pool

With the capability to sleep even extended family, around 13 people in total, this home is impressively large. Classically decorated, guests will immediately feel like they are home. That is, until walking out to that beachfront pool! Then it really starts to feel like paradise.

Cottage at Lagoon Pass with Private Beach Access Gone Coastal – Cottages at Lagoon Pass Private Beach Access
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Gone Coastal – Cottages at Lagoon Pass Private Beach Access

Cottage at Lagoon Pass with Private Beach Access

Modern farmhouse meets coastal! In a community of perfected beach houses, the surroundings are nothing short of stunning. Gaze out the extra-large windows, enjoy cooking in the chef-worthy kitchen, and dive into the elegant pool. Kids will love the bunk room, which also has its own up-to-date feel.

Home with Views & Secluded Beach Home with Views & Secluded Beach
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Home with Views & Secluded Beach

Home with Views & Secluded Beach

Looking to escape bigger communities? Maybe something a little bit more tucked away would be the best option. The beach here is more private, according to the listing. The home itself is super cute, with lots of ocean attributes.

Private Home with Pool and Beach Views Enjoy peace of mind in this private home with private pool and views of the beach
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Enjoy peace of mind in this private home with private pool and views of the beach

Private Home with Pool and Beach Views

The sleeper loft, accessible by a spiral staircase, will undoubtedly be a really fun place for the older kids to hang out. The dwelling has an open feel with plenty of cheerful colors. Outside, guests can enjoy their own private pool, which is quite large. Take a break from the sun under the covered patio.

'Southern Grace' Beachfront Family Home Great Beachfront Family Home 'Southern Grace'
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Great Beachfront Family Home 'Southern Grace'

'Southern Grace' Beachfront Family Home

For some reason, it feels significant to mention that there are two refrigerators in the kitchen. Seriously! And the kitchen is pretty huge itself, so the entire family can get in there to cook dinner. The living room is quintessential Florida, with its aqua furniture, and windows peering outward to the surroundings.

Gulf View Sandbox Cottage Gulf View Sandbox Cottage Sleeps 8
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Gulf View Sandbox Cottage Sleeps 8

Gulf View Sandbox Cottage

There’s something that feels a little bit rustic about the super cute traditional beach home. From the subtle wood walls to the adorable beach print patterns on the bedding, guests will find themselves falling in love immediately. A pool is also on-site at this location.

Paws In the Sand - Pet Friendly & Bay Front Paws In the Sand -Pet Friendly - 3BR/3BA Bay Front
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Paws In the Sand -Pet Friendly - 3BR/3BA Bay Front

Paws In the Sand - Pet Friendly & Bay Front

Imagine sitting on the end of the nearby dock, watching the sunset. The best part? Furry best friends can come along on this vacation. Inside are three bedrooms and three bathrooms, with plenty of spacious living areas. Enjoy the deck or the space underneath the house which is also perfect for lounging.

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